The Metro New Jersey Chapter Welcomes You!

Welcome to the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Our mission is to be a national leader in appraisal education; to foster a spirit of camaraderie, attract top level real estate professionals to our organization, and engender an atmosphere of professional pride, outstanding achievement and success for those affiliated with the chapter and their firms.

The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Our mission is to empower valuation professionals through community, credentialing, education, body of knowledge and ethical standards.

Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.

Appraisal Institute and Chapter Education and Events: Everyone (AI and Non-AI students) must have a user name (email address) and password (reset by signing in to the Appraisal Institute website, and choose forgot password to get link to reset). When registering, keep in mind registration fees are priced according to a reduced fee for downloading materials and do not include a hard copy of materials. You will pay an additional fee for materials and shipping if you do not want to print materials on your own or bring an electronic device.


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Historical Preservation (Facade) Easements @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Virtual Meeting Participation Guidelines:

Students must have webcam/iphone/ipad/smartphone capability to participate and receive continuing education credit. The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor.

You must send a copy of a picture ID (if you have attended a chapter class or meeting, your ID will be on file), which can be your driver’s license with all details blacked out except the name and picture emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the offering start date.

You cannot take virtual education from a vehicle; you must be able to see the presentation, be seen and respond if necessary.

ZOOM access link will be emailed to student prior to the offering in separate email from registration confirmation.

If you are using your Ipad/Iphone/smartphone please download the ZOOM app prior to offering.

Please check your webcam privacy settings on your computer.

If you have a Lenovo laptop, you must have the Lenovo Vantage App installed on your computer for webcam to work.

Check state approvals before registering to make sure the states you are licensed have approved the course/seminar and allow Virtual education in place of classroom education during the pandemic.



Mighty Buildings:3D Construction at Top Golf @ Top Golf
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Mighty Buildings is a fascinating look at 3D construction in the real estate industry. The program and lunch will begin at 11:30 am and Top Golf will follow. The program has been approved for 2 CE hours by the New Jersey State Board of Real Estate Appraisers and 10 points for the Appraisal Institute. Registration deadline is February 18th to guarantee a spot.

7 Hour USPAP 2022-2023 Update @ Hampton Inn Woodbridge
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

You need to have a copy of the 2020-2021 USPAP book from the Appraisal Foundation, The 2022-2023 Student Handbook and Reference materials are included as a download when you register. If you want a hard copy of the student handbook and reference material, you must choose to purchase when you register which is an additional charge plus shipping. There will not be materials on site.

Business Practices and Ethics @ Hampton Inn Woodbridge
Jun 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

John J. Musnuff, MAI

2022 Chapter President

2021 New Designees:

New MAI & SRA designees:

Katherine Tantinan, MAI

Thomas J. Grouss, MAI

Dallas Whitaker, MAI

Susan Landau, MAI, SRA

Cynthia Xu, MAI, SRA

New AI-GRS designees:

Konstantin Belenky, MAI, AI-GRS

Thank you to our 2021 Conference Sponsors:


McKirdy Riskin Olson Della Pelle, PC

Meehan Valuation

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes, LLP

The Otteau Group

Professional Appraisal Associates

Progress Capital

Valbridge, The Oxford Group Appraisal and Consultation

Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC


Appraisal Consultants Corp.

Appraisal Group International

Ard Appraisal


Columbia Bank

The Appraisal Source

Nationwide Consulting Co.


Wade Appraisal